Agreement signed for “.insurance” domain

The insurance industry should have access to the proposed Internet domain “.insurance” by late this year, according to the organization leading that initiative.   Today, fTLD Registry Services LLC announced it has signed a contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to operate the “.insurance” generic top-level domain. Formed in 2011, …

ICANN postpones auctions for .LLC, .Inc, .LLP following IRP Panel recommendation

  The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is postponing auctions that had been scheduled for 21 January 2015, for .LLC, .LLP and .INC. ICANN made this decision following receipt of a recommendation issued by the Emergency Panelist appointed in the Independent Review Process (IRP) initiated by Dot Registry, LLC, which is an …

Entertainment and Internet Providers Launch Copyright Alert System

Several groups from the entertainment industry have teamed up with five major American Internet service providers to create something called the Copyright Alert System. The system aims to educate and dissuade consumers from participating in illegal methods of sharing copyrighted materials online. It’s a new effort by entertainment companies to keep people buying what they …